Levator Veli Palatini

Term Category: Anatomy

The Levator Veli Palatini lifts the soft palate (also known as velum) and pulls it slightly backward, closing the nasopharyngeal (velopharyngeal) port. This closes off the nose (nasopharynx), directing sound out through the mouth. This is a preferred condition in classical singing and many styles of contemporary commercial music. The levator veli palatini is both a superior and inferior muscle.


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